Ban on tourism in 3 upazilas of Bandarban extended till Nov 16
Bandarban district administration has further extended the temporary ban on tourism in Ruma, Rowangchhari, and Thanchi upazilas till November 16 as part of security measures.
A public notice regarding the extension was issued from Bandarban Deputy Commissioner’s office on Saturday following a letter from Bandarban Cantonment.
Taking into consideration the safety of tourists, the travel ban on domestic and foreign tourists has been extended in the three upazilas, said the notice signed by Yasmin Parvin Tibriji, Bandarban Deputy Commissioner.
This is the sixth such restriction imposed for the safety of tourists amid anti-militancy drive in the district’s remote forested areas.
On Nov 9, the tourism ban in the upazilas was extended till today (Saturday, November 12, 2022).
The administration imposed the temporary restriction on visitors in Ruma and Rowangchhari upazilas on October 18.
Later on October 23, the local administration discouraged tourists from traveling to Thanchi and Alikadam upazilas due to the same reason.
On November 8, the restriction was lifted from Alikadam upazila due to the improvement in the security situation.
From October 10, law enforcement agencies started a joint drive against the underground extremists and criminals in the district.